Attractions & Entertainment

Devonport & Cradle Mountain Attractions | Devonport

Devonport, on the North coast of this region is usually the first stop for Tasmanian visitors travelling by ferry from the mainland. Be sure to visit Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Museum at Mersey Bluff and view 8000 year-old rock engravings. From here you can travel to Cradle Mountain arguably the most spectacular of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness areas. If you plan to walk ...

Domain, Sydney | Sydney

The Domain is an area of 100 acres adjoining the Botanic Gardens. From a point known as Lady Macquarie's Chair (named after the wife Governor Macquarrie) a pleasant view of the harbour can be obtained. Also within its boundaries is the National Art Gallery. On Sunday afternoons a cleared area becomes a forum similar to London's Hyde Park, where speakers stand and proclaim to enthralled or amused ...

Double Island Point (1884) | Double Island Point

Double Island Point Lighthouse stands on the point named by Captain Cook in 1770. He noted on approach that the apparent two islands became one. The lighthouse structure consists of external welded iron sheets supported by an internal wooden frame.

Eaglehawk Neck | Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck, the narrow isthmus which connects Tasman's Peninsula with the mainland, was the gateway to the old penal settlement. Across this narrow strip of land, packs of bloodhounds were chained together to prevent the escape of convicts from Port Arthur settlement. Despite these precautions, several convicts escaped by swimming the bay. To close this means of escape, sharks were encouraged...

Fingal Head (1872) - Fingal Head | Fingal Head

A cement rendered brick tower standing on magnificent Fingal Head. Originally powered by kerosene lamp.

Fort Denison (1913), Sydney Harbour | Sydney

Fort Denison Lighthouse sits on top of the beautiful Martello Tower of Fort Denison. The Fort was built in 1850 in response to the then fears of a Russian invasion. Also known as pinch gut, an infamous name given to the island by convicts chained to the former rocky outcrop and deprived of food. A supply ship called at the fort once a week, and the prison's meager food rations earned it the sobriq...

Freycinet & Coles Bay Attractions | Coles Bay

Freycinet National Park is arguably Tasmania's most stunning asset. Entry to the park is through the small township of Coles Bay. Major attractions include granite peaks, beaches and wildlife. A walk to Wineglass Bay is an absolute must. Just below the southern end of the Region is the historic town of Richmond home to Australia’s oldest bridge spanning the Coal River and built by convicts in...

Gabo Island (1862) - Mallacoota | Mallacoota

For seafarers and particularly the early tea and wool clippers the appearance of Gabo Island on the port side under a southerly breeze meant the end of the 6,000km journey through the murderous seas of the Roaring Forties and the sometimes pleasant journey up the New South Wales coastline to Port Jackson. Whether intentional or not Gabo Island Lighthouse built in 1862 is a fine monument to the awe...

Gawler & Barossa Valley Attractions | Gawler

The extraordinary beauty of the undulating plains extending from the foothills of Mount Lofty ranges to the sea is enhanced by the hills from which they descend to form the background to Adelaide city. Referred to as the “Enchanted Hills” by Colonel William Light upon his arrival to South Australia onboard his ship ‘Rapid’ on 20 August 1836 to proclaim the site for Adelaide. The Adelaide...

Ginger Factory, Yandina | Yandina

Home of Buderim Ginger, the World's Finest Ginger™, The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to experience the authentic taste of Queensland. Relax and enjoy a great day out. Just off the highway, north of Brisbane, The Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast's premier tourist attractions. A short drive from holiday-hotspot, Noosa. The Ginger Factory is perfectly located in the heart of t...

Goose Island (1846) - Bass Strait | Goose Island

Goose Island Lighthouse also as the case with Deal Island Lighthouse was constructed to provide safe passage for ships travelling west into Banks Straight or south across Bass Straight to Georgetown or Devonport. Goose Island is a low-lying island with a perimeter of extraordinary glass-like granite boulders. The lighthouse stands as a solitary figure surrounded by scrub and mountainous seas. Sola...

Grampians National Park Attractions | Grampians

The rugged ranges of The Grampians rise abruptly from the level plains of Western Victoria and extend for some 60 kms. The general shape of the mountains is that of a giant boomerang; with Mount William (1,167 metres) on the bend; Mount Zero at the northern extremity; and Mount Sturgeon at the south-western end. Hall's Gap, situated in a valley at the northern end of the mountains, is the tourist...

Grassy Hill (1886) - Cooktown | Cooktown

The shanty-like ironclad Grassy Hill Lighthouse is memorable for the reason that it marks the spot where Captain Cook once stood in order to find a way through the Great Barrier Reef after his ship was wrecked on Endeavour Reef.

Great Lake | Miena

Great Lake is paradise for those with fishing and bushwalking interests, nestled in a delightful setting 990 metres above sea level on the Central Plateau. The traveler will find himself in the heart of an ideal place for a restful holiday. Camping grounds are available with every convenience. The Lake is dammed at its southern outflow for hydro-electricity production. It is Australia's second la...

Haasts Bluff | Haasts Bluff

Haasts Bluff is home to mainly Luritja and Pintupi people of the Central Western Desert. The intensity of desert colours, important sites and stories, and subtle motifs of the bush all find expression in the paintings of the Haasts Bluff artists. The Bluff lies 230 kms west of Alice Springs and is nestled within the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges. To the north is Mt Edward and Mt William, and ...

Hobart & Derwent Valley Attractions | Hobart

The best way to orientate yourself in Hobart Town is to start walking. If you are not persuaded to move your legs by yourself you can participate in the Hobart Historic Walking Tour (available at Hobart Visitor’s Centre, corner Hunter and Davey Streets). This walk acquaints you with the city’s finest heritage buildings and areas of major interest including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Galler...

Humpty Doo - Fogg Dam | Darwin

Humpty Doo - Fogg Dam, 57 kms south-east of Darwin, is the center of an experimental rice farm. Nearby at Fogg Dam Bird Sanctuary, thousands of birds gather in and around the water lily covered reservoir, and buffaloes roam the open plains.

Kadina & Yorke Peninsula Attractions | Kadina

Yorke Peninsula is one of the world’s leading barley-growing regions. Kadina and nearby Wallaroo are the main towns. The tip of Yorke Peninsula is preserved in a magnificent national park of jutting headlands, rocky cliff tops and wavecut platforms and is also famous for its fine surfing beaches in Formby Bay and Pondalowie.

Kakadu & Batchelor Attractions

Kakadu National Park is the outstanding feature of this region. The park covers an area of 20,000 kilometres making it Australia’s largest national park and includes the incorrectly named South and West Alligator rivers (crocodile). Within this wilderness are found most of the major habitats of the ‘top end’ as well as a vast range of plants and animals. Aside from its ecological and cult...

Kangaroo Island Attractions | Kingscote

Flinders Chase National Park and adjoining Ravine Des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area are the principal natural attractions of this beautiful island to the south west of Yorke Peninsula and about 110km south of Adelaide. Numerous ships have foundered along the reefs and shores of this island including the Loch Sloy in 1899 and Loch Vennacharn in 1905. Kingscote is the main settlement. The spec...